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George Barrell Cheever

The habits of time are the soul's dress for eternity. Habit passes with its owner beyond this world into a world where destiny is determined by character, and character is the sum and expression of all preceding habit.

Character | Destiny | Eternity | Habit | Soul | Time | World |

Henry Fielding

Good-breeding is not confined to externals, much less to any particular dress or attitude of the body; it is the art of pleasing or contributing as much as possible to the ease and happiness of those with whom you converse.

Art | Body | Character | Good | Art | Happiness |

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

Character | Imagination | Reality | World |

Richard Huloet

Temperaunce... is a moderate gouernaunce of reason, and also one of the car [di] nall vertues.

Character | Reason |

Harold Oxley

The fact is that we can find happiness only in serving others. Just as a car is designed to move, so is a man designed to serve. And if he looks for happiness in anything other than service and sacrifice, he will always be disappointed.

Character | Looks | Man | Sacrifice | Service | Will | Happiness |

Sydney Smith

Never teach false modesty. How exquisitely absurd to teach a girl that beauty is of no value, dress of no use! Beauty is of value; her whole prospects and happiness in life may often depend upon a new gown or a becoming bonnet: if she has five grains of common sense she will find this out. The great thing is to teach her their proper value.

Absurd | Beauty | Character | Common Sense | Life | Life | Modesty | Sense | Teach | Will | Beauty | Happiness |

Joyce Cary

The will is never free - it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car - it can't steer.

Object | Purpose | Purpose | Will | Wisdom |

Bernard Loomis

The trouble with research is that it tells you what people were thinking yesterday, not tomorrow. It’s like driving a car using a rearview mirror.

People | Research | Thinking | Tomorrow | Wisdom | Trouble |

Marshall McLuhan, fully Herbert Marshall McLuhan

The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.

Wisdom |

Alexander Pope

Expression is the dress of thought.

Thought | Wisdom |

William Makepeace Thackeray

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Good | Humor | Society | Wisdom |

David Andrew Seaman

Life is no dress rehearsal. This is the time to explore, to indulge our curiosity and our hunger for truth.

Curiosity | Hunger | Life | Life | Time | Truth |

Jeremy Taylor

In sickness the soul begins to dress herself for immortality.

Immortality | Soul |

Richard Carlson

Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date. It isn't. In fact, no one has a guarantee that he or she will be here tomorrow. Now is the only time we have, and the only time that we have any control over. When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds.

Attention | Control | Fear | Guarantee | Life | Life | People | Present | Time | Tomorrow | Will |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set - and this in a world where half our fellow man have less than enough to eat.

Dreams | Enough | Freedom | Man | Means | Nothing | Television | World |

Edward McDonagh

The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond.

Individual | Self |